I believe the comments already made in this threadOctober 19 2006 at 2:12 PM
ThomasM (Premier Login thepurist178)
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Response to Thank you (I think) Thomas...
speak for themselves.
Michael, you and I have "known" each other on the net for many years; I don't think you were "maliciously" slamming John.
But if you come back and re-read the entire thread, with the calm, cool detachment of a few days/week, you'll hopefully understand why I felt the need to chime in.
And if you don't, that's okay too.
We don't require unanimous agreement or towing of any party lines here, just basic civility and mutual respect. Which you always give, in spades. But the CONSEQUENCES of your shining a (mis-guided, in my opinion) spotlight on John's so-called "biases" were perhaps unintended, but very real.
Now to the real meat of the matter, again, Mike, if, as you write in your last sentence, you take issue with John's remarks in this thread, please ask him SPECIFICALLY about those points SPECIFICALLY, and let him respond SPECIFICALLY.
Only in that way can we rise above blah blah and achieve some real profound understanding.
Rather than circumstantial, or anecdotal, conclusions by inference or deduction.